Touched on the quadriceps Tuesday during the match day training against Manchester City (1-2), Marco Verratti will have to observe a period of unavailability which could stretch to about three weeks. Examinations carried out on Thursday revealed a small lesion which again requires rest before considering a return to competition.
Herrera could miss a month
It was pain behind the knee that also forced Georginio Wijnaldum to forfeit Wednesday in England, but he too should not be away for too long. For his part, Ander Herrera will take exams on Friday but his hamstring injury does not inspire any good. The Spanish midfielder could be absent for a month.
The news is however reassuring for Idrissa Gueye that Mauricio Pochettino had released as a precaution in the middle of the second half on Wednesday. The Senegalese international felt a slight muscle discomfort but he is not injured and it is not excluded that he will be available to the group on Sunday in Saint-Étienne for the 15th day of L1.